Steve Darling is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 25 years of clinical experience working with adults, adolescents, families and couples to develop improved emotional and behavioral balance in their lives and relationships. Specialties include treating depression, anxiety, and loss, as well as parent-teen conflict and life transitions.
Prior to earning his MSW at Virginia Commonwealth University, Steve's clinical experience at the Duke University Medical Center focused on treating anxiety, phobias, and chronic pain using behavioral change techniques and biofeedback-assisted relaxation training. Also trained as a family therapist, Steve currently employs a holistic perspective and draws from several models of therapy including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT), Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness based stress reduction. Steve's work is collaborative, non-judgmental, culturally sensitive, trauma informed, and creative.
We all have the opportunity and the challenge to evolve as our lives unfold. When you want to make a change the support of a therapist can be the key to success. Steve approaches each client with warmth and empathy which support engagement in the therapeutic relationship and creates a foundation of trust upon which real change can be achieved and maintained.